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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Monday, 12 April 2010 00:00|
Dear Miss Smartypants,
I went to the theatre with a couple I know the other week, and I noticed something odd. I've known them a while, and I don't know how I didn't notice before. They are the most PDA-offensive couple I have ever met. How long are intermissions? Ten minutes? 20 minutes? Whatever, the point is that they kissed, full on the lips kissed, four times. Four! I don't know, that struck me as a lot. It's not like they're in the first blush of romance, either. They've been together three years or so now. Maybe it's a new thing? Is there anything I can say if they keep this up?
Short answer: No. Well, let's back up: you say that the couple has been together for years, and you've never noticed this kind of touchy-feely behaviour in the past. Is it possible that it's only getting to you now because of you? Perhaps a recent break up or an extended period of singledom? Did someone new to the couple notice their high level of PDA and you're only now seeing it for yourself? Let's say it is a new development: it says change in the relationship. Perhaps it's a positive, like an engagement or a pregnancy. Perhaps it's a couple trying to re-engage after a down period or even an affair. If it's one of the positive things, chances are you'll find out soon enough. If it's the negative, it's none of your business. Monitor the situation over the next few weeks. If necessary, you could try remarking to one that they seem really happy lately and see where that goes. Otherwise, just endure. Chances are it will die down.